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this is d.w. news live from brooklyn the disgraced u.s. billionaire and accused sex offender jeffrey abstain has been found dead in his prison cell apparently having killed himself at the scene was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges that he's been accused of abusing dozens of young girls the f.b.i. is now investigating the circumstances of his death. also coming up. a russian politic opposition politician arrested and many more are detained by police as protests flare up again in moscow thousands of people have been taking to the
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streets in the past month demanding that opposition candidates be allowed to run in the election for the city council. and police in hong kong fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters as they defied warnings to cancel a march in the french demonstrations come after the city's leader vowed not just to grant protesters any concessions. thanks for joining us i'm there and i have seen the disc raised us financier jeffrey epstein has been found dead in his new york prison cell officials said his death was an apparent suicide epstein was jailed last month on sex trafficking charges and was being held without bail he was accused of abusing dozens of under-age girls he denied the charges but faced up to 45 years in prison if he had
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been convicted u.s. attorney general william barr said the f.b.i. and the department of justice will be investigating the circumstances of epstein's death. well for more on the story i'm joined now by washington correspondent fully alias so pablo the u.s. attorney general says there are a lot of serious questions surrounding the circumstances that steve's death what more can you tell us about what investigators will be looking into. well as you've just mentioned they're pretty damning words actually from the attorney general william barr he said he was a poll to learn that jeffrey epstein. and earlier this morning he said that it raises serious questions and then along with the invest the f.b.i. investigation which is taking place he said that he has consulted with the
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inspector general who is opening an investigation to so pretty damning words from him we've also heard as well from the mayor of new york and condit a for president democrat bill de blasio he said some of the wealthiest people in the world committed a horrible crime if they think for a 2nd that they got away with it because jeffrey epstein is dead there david wrong so the political fallout is very obvious of course let's not forget jeffrey epstein was found or responsive in his prison cell just over 2 weeks ago in what was being investigated as a possible suicide attempt now what's being said here is it's an apparent suicide today but what is being asked is how did this happen was he not on 24 hour a suicide watch and it appears that in recent days reports are saying that that 24 hour suicide watch essentially being counseled and. the situation that we find
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ourselves in today which effort epstein being found well public tell us a little bit more about who jeffrey epstein was and what he was being charged with . well jeffrey epstein was a billionaire financier he had very high profile contacts he was often seen socializing with the likes of president donald trump former president bill clinton even prince andrew from the british royal family now we're talking about you know over a decade ago now because we actually have to go back to iran 20072008 when in fact in the state of florida he was. he faced trial an end to reaching a plea deal down there for sex trafficking and it was the original charges but he ended up agreeing to a lesser charges of solicitation of young girls now the accusations of course that were brought against him last month were far more serious we're talking about
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dozens of underage girls being abused being involved in sex trafficking and just yesterday in fact court documents open till now how to actually be unsealed were unsealed and they also revealed quite. damaging accusations and quite damning accusations against jeffrey epstein so the question once again is being raised considering all of these events that took place how was it did it take place how is it that jeffrey epstein managed to apparently commit suicide in his cell in the middle of manhattan and out pavol what does this death now mean for the investigation. well it looks like those who were accusing jeffrey steen of the pretty depressing crimes i mean we're told me very serious crimes here we're talking about underage girls we're talking about sex trafficking and also a lot of spotlight is being poured on his numerous contacts in politics the world
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of entertainment and so on i've mentioned some of the names before but it looks like perhaps civil action is going to be taking place some of those of who've accused among their representatives and lawyers have said they're not going to give up the fight and they will continue trying to get justice for those are serious crimes that i mentioned just a little earlier all right papa foley alias washington big thank you very much. let's get a quick check now of some of the other stories making news around the world at least 60 people have died in tanzania after an overturned a fuel truck exploded people in the east african nation were siphoning gasoline from the vehicle at a busy intersection when the blast happened some reports suggest that a cigarette may have triggered the explosion. southern separatists in yemen have taken control of government military camps in arden fighting in the port city has been raging for 4 straight days between rebels and loyalist forces sources say the
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presidential palace is also surrounded. in russia tens of thousands of opposition supporters have been staging protests in the capital moscow and in the city of st petersburg they're demanding democratic local elections riot police arrested nearly 200 demonstrators and blocked access to the presidential administration building among those detained were opposition candidate you both sobel thousands of people have been detained over the summer as russia's largest opposition movement since 2012 gathers pace all opposition candidates have now been barred from running in next month's moscow city elections. correspondent emily share when it was at the protests in moscow earlier today and she joins us now for more so emily tell us what you saw at today's demonstrations.
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well today was some of were some of the biggest protests that russia has seen in several years according to independent monitors nearly 50000 people were out on moscow's streets according to police it was closer to 20000 and that was an authorised protest that we saw today there were performances from to various same of musicians as well and it was kind of a surreal mix at various points kind of a party atmosphere on the stage and then rows of riot police lining up towards the end of that authorized protest because the organizers had called for what they said was a walk through the center of moscow the unauthorized protest part of this protest and that's when the arrests began hundreds. over $100.00 people up to $200.00 people were arrested today and there was a huge police presence out in the city of moscow including military forces as well . just what are the demonstrators now calling for is it just about these local
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elections. well these local elections have been the kind of jumping off point for protestors in a way and today we heard people chanting for the registration of the independent candidates to moscow city parliament elections they weren't registered because independent candidates have to collect signatures several 1000 signatures and the author already said that many of the signatures were invalid they said that there were so-called dead souls amongst those signatures so people who don't exist people who are dead the candidates themselves say that that's just a pretense that in fact those candidates were not registered on purpose by the author already and this is become about democracy in russia and today we heard people chanting as well for freedom chanting against putin president vladimir putin
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as well so this has become about much much more than just moscow and moscow city elections all right emily sure when reporting from moscow we thank you very much. to hong kong now where they've been renewed clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters police fired tear gas at the protesters who were holding an authorized demonstrations in 2 locations it's the 10th straight weekend of protests that were triggered by opposition to proposed law that would have allowed extradition from hong kong to mainland china. activists held a number of other protests earlier in the day that remained peaceful including a sit in at hong kong airport. at the airport protesters assembled for a 2nd day to greet passengers arriving in the city drawing international attention to their cause saturday morning also saw
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a rather tranquil rally in support of the pro-democracy movement it brought together families demanding a stable and free future the wave of protests began 3 months ago in opposition to draft legislation to allow suspects in criminal cases to be tried in mainland china but the demands have widened. all down from i am worried if the extradition law to china is imposed or this movement of ours is a failure my kids might have no democracy or freedom and a lot of things will be taken over by the mainlanders. a group of elderly people also submitted petition letters to the police and the authorities to stop and investigate what they call violence against the protesters especially at clashes in july. the reputation of the hong kong police was so good for more than a decade but it was completely destroyed on july the 21st i don't know how many years it will take to restore the trust of the people. at the same time there was
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smaller demonstrations in front of several police stations in support of the police people gather to express their thanks and called on others to say thank you whenever they meet officers on friday various business groups also called on the people of hong kong to support the police and to reflect. the chaos and the economic impact of the protests. i know the average income of taxi drivers has decreased nearly 40 percent over the past 2 months. i appealed you just stop and think if the situation continues our hong kong really is heading towards a dead end this is probably the kind of thing the communist leadership in beijing wants to hear and wants people around the world to hear as it seeks to boost resistance to the pro-democracy movement in hong kong. china has issued a red alert its highest warning after a typhoon like kima made landfall south of shanghai the storm has battered coastal
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areas bringing with it heavy rain it's now heading northwards with the country's most populous city in its path 18 people have been confirmed dead more than a dozen others are missing and more than a 1000000 have been ordered to evacuate their homes as the typhoon nears. its one of the most powerful storms to hit china in decades type from the chemo battered the country southeast coastline early saturday packing winds of nearly 200 kilometers an hour the typhoon also brought to rental rain. the result floodwaters have submerged parts of the province emergency crews have scrambled to rescue residents trapped by the rising water. from the flooding also triggered deadly landslides rescuers are searching for people reported missing and feared trapped under the debris son when the floodwaters come down the mountains on converge arians at the edge of town a seriously affected the idea. ahead of the type winds arrival authorities
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evacuated more than a 1000000 people. thousands of flights were canceled at airports across eastern china and train services were also suspended. the country's economic hub shanghai has so far got off lighter than areas further south reporting high winds but no major damage. still authorities ordered the shutdown of some tourist attractions and i think you know and before i came here i had no idea that a typhoon was headed this way we had to change our plans because of the storm but yet. the came as expected to weaken as it moves further north but forecasters warn the storm could cause more flash flooding and landslides. are right to motor sports now and spanish rider mark marquez has broken the record for. no positions in moto g.p. markets claimed the 15 bipolar his career in australia that song overtake the previous
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record set by australia make a legend of the sport mark has dominated the moto g.p. championship this season he's going for a 6th world title. they're up to date now of d.w. news stay tuned for doc felt that starts in just a few moments there in evanston thanks for watching. our. first clue less. doors grandma is arrives. joining a regular turn on her journey back to freedom. in our interactive documentary. in a regular returns home on the w. don't come to tanks.

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